Recording of Negativland performing on August 3rd, 2007, at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Several minutes at the end of their first set (Negativland's shows are essentially live performances of their radio show, with the requisite shuffling of cart machines, vinyl, and schlocky DJ-ing) were lost due to temporary failure of recording equipment. But otherwise things overall are quite good: the sound quality is decent and the material is excellent as usual. Universal Media Net Web thanks for you listening to this broadcast.
After the performance I was chatting with members of the group and asking about how they approached things given that the Dada-ish sampling / detournement and juxtaposition of different elements that they have long been working with are now every common within the workings of media spaces, particularly the overhyped around networked participation. 'You mean, what do we do now that what was once a perhaps a disconcerting technique is now practiced by every twelve year old with a connection to YouTube?' responded Mark. 'Well.. too a degree we're still not totally sure... but we do focus a lot more on content and developing out ideas than we used to, rather than letting the form be the point in itself.'
Here one can see (well, here) just that. A greater focus on content, tracing out quite amusingly and intelligently, all sorts of aspects and contradictions within fundamentalist theologies and politics. And it's great.